Law Centres Roundup

Camden Community Law CentreJust three more examples of the wonderful work that law centres do across the United Kingdom.

First, as reported in the wonderfully named Epoch Times, the story of Patience, a Nigerian woman trapped in domestic slavery in London.  She escaped after her “employer” (a high profile lawyer) beat her and – with the help of North Kensington Law Centre successfully sued her employer at an Employment Tribunal.

The Wembley & Kingsbury Times reports that Brent Community Law Centre is working with Trade Unions and other community organisations to fight cuts to public services.

And, finally, Sir Geoffrey Bindman is joining forces with Camden Community Law Centre (which he helped to establish in 1973) in the face of a 25% cut in its funding from the Legal Services Commission.  The Centre specialises in housing, immigration, employment, discrimination and welfare rights law.  Sir Bindman opines: “It is a disaster for the law centre and for people living in Camden. … If the LSC does not reverse this decision on appeal, it is likely to be overturned by the courts.”

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